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    A roof that saves energy while looking sleek
    A roof that saves energy while looking sleek

    Energy saving residential roofing is becoming more and more sought after and the reasons are two-fold.


    Flying cars could be much more sustainable
    Flying cars could be much more sustainable

    A University of Michigan study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars formally known as electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, or VTOLs found they could play a niche role in sustainable mobility for longer trips.


    The high-security ‘eco-prison’ changing lives
    The high-security ‘eco-prison’ changing lives

    An award-winning sustainable Swedish prison is changing lives for the better, inside and out.


    How climate change is impacting learning environments
    How climate change is impacting learning environments

    A recent review of the NSW Department of Education Air Cooling Policy indicated excessive temperatures have a detrimental impact on cognitive function and student performance in learning environments.


    Harry Potter buildings reimagined by architecture students
    Harry Potter buildings reimagined by architecture students

    Architecture students from the Melbourne School Design have reimagined scenes and buildings from Harry Potter through designing and fabricating animated set models.


    Students don't feel safe on public transport but many have no choice but to use it
    Students don't feel safe on public transport but many have no choice but to use it

    The worst-case scenario has happened twice for young women using public transport in Melbourne in the past nine months.


    Book review: The Material City by Ron Ringer
    Book review: The Material City by Ron Ringer

    The Material City is a deep-dive into urban density; a celebration of the Australian architects and designers whose work addresses this growing phenomenon in innovative and exemplary ways.


    Bathrooms and laundries: two spaces undergoing rapid change
    Bathrooms and laundries: two spaces undergoing rapid change

    The shrinking of our residential spaces has required a significant reimagination of utility spaces such as the bathroom and laundry.


    Limes not lemons: lessons from Australia’s first e-scooter sharing trial
    Limes not lemons: lessons from Australia’s first e-scooter sharing trial

    If you’ve been in central Brisbane recently, you will know there is a new visitor in town. Lime e-scooters have popped up all over the CBD and neighbouring suburbs.


    Scratching beneath the surface of veneers
    Scratching beneath the surface of veneers

    The word ‘veneer’ has managed to traverse various meanings, or at least garner many understandings. Once a decorative layer applied to anything at all, it was then said a veneer was a thin layer of good wood bonded to woods of lesser notoriety.


    Refuge City, a new kind of city for our times
    Refuge City, a new kind of city for our times

    Australia is one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world. Nonetheless, in recent times many Australians have come to regard population growth, and particularly immigration, as a problem – at best – to be solved. In contrast, we believe population growth and migration present a creative opportunity to shape new Australian cities unlike any we have built to date.


    The evolution of doors and windows
    The evolution of doors and windows

    Society is a fickle beast, while oversharing pictures of our lives on social media, we are keen to have the chance to retreat to our personal planets of solitude when the chance arrives.


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